Jeramie Rinne

Confessions of a Recovering Pragmatic Pastor

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.16.2013

How one pastor found pragmatism exhausting and man-centered, then found a better way.

A Job Description for Lay Elders

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Lay Elders: A User's Guide - Part 1 | 11.13.2012

Okay, you’re an elder. So now what are you supposed to do?

Elders—The Church’s Lead Disciple-Makers

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Discipling in the Church | 08.27.2012

The goal of shepherding is the maturity of the members. Therefore, elders should be the church’s lead disciple-makers.

Book Review: The Measure of Our Success, by Shawn Lovejoy

Review by Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Wanted: Apostolic Pastors | 05.08.2012

It pains me to write this, but perhaps the book’s greatest flaw is its use of the Bible.

Conversion and Your Church’s Architecture

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.

Be a Tortoise, not a Hare

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How | 10.27.2011

Perhaps seminaries should offer a class in the exegesis of Aesop. Too often, pastors come to a new congregation and shoot off at a hare’s pace to turn the church around.

Dear Staff, Sincerely, the Senior Pastor

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

The last thing any senior pastor needs is an associate playing Absalom at the gate with disgruntled members.

Senior Pastor as Servant’s Servant’s Servant

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and his Staff, Part 1 | 06.28.2011

It’s important to ask your own staff, “How can I serve you better as your senior pastor?”

For the Church: How Can You Support Parachurch Ministries?

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The most vital thing we can do to help the parachurch is to foster healthy, biblical churches.

Staying to the Glory of God: One Preacher’s Death Wish

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 12.20.2010

I’m arguing that instead of asking, “Why stay long-term?” we should be asking, “Why leave?”

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